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hypertrophy

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Increase in the size of a tissue or organ as a result of an increase in cell size rather than increased numbers of cells (hyperplasia), though often both processes occur.

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heart hypertrophy

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 51 words.

An increase in the size of the heart. Heart hypertrophy may be a pathological condition resulting from the need of

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bone hypertrophy

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 142 words.

Increase in bone density. Bone hypertrophy occurs in response to physical activity. The bones in the throwing arm of a

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bone hypertrophy

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Increase in bone density. Bone hypertrophy occurs in response to physical activity. The bones in the throwing arm of a baseball pitcher and the racket arm of a tennis player are denser and...

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cardiac hypertrophy

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Increase in size of the heart. In endurance athletes, it is characterized by large ventricular cavities and normal thickness of ventricular walls, enhancing stroke volume capability. It is...

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heart hypertrophy

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

An increase in the size of the heart. Heart hypertrophy may be a pathological condition resulting from the need of the heart to pump more blood due to a defect in the circulatory or...

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Left ventricular hypertrophy

Sunil Nadar.

in Hypertension

May 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 3629 words.

Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a well-known complication of long-standing hypertension, with the duration and severity of the elevated blood pressure being the major predictive...

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Left ventricular hypertrophy

Sunil Nadar.

in Hypertension

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 3553 words.

Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a well-known complication of long-standing hypertension, with the duration and severity of the elevated blood pressure being the major predictive...

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Muscle Atrophy and Hypertrophy

Aziz Shaibani.

in A Video Atlas of Neuromuscular Disorders

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology. 2861 words.

Muscle atrophy is usually caused by interruption of axonal flow [axonal neuropathies, motor neuron diseases (MNDs), etc.]. If weakness is out of proportion to atrophy, demyelinating...

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Muscle Atrophy and Hypertrophy

Aziz Shaibani.

in A Video Atlas of Neuromuscular Disorders

September 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology. 2824 words.

Muscle atrophy is usually caused by interruption of axonal flow (axonal neuropathies, motor neuron diseases, etc.). If weakness is out of proportion to atrophy, conduction block due to...

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hypertrophy

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Increase in the size of a tissue or organ as a result of an increase in cell size rather than increased numbers of cells (hyperplasia), though often both processes occur.

See overview in Oxford Index